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Invisible Monsters: A Novel


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Chuck Palahniuk is the best-selling author of more than seventeen fictional works, including Fight Club Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Tell-All, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You and, most recently, Adjustment Day. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.


Welcome to the world of perverse self-mutilation, insane coincidences and extreme makeovers speckled with violent acts and prescription drugs. After surviving a gunshot wound that destroyed half her face, Shannon meets the vivacious Brandy Alexander, whose glamorous nature seduces her into traveling cross-country in a delightful and ironic crime spree. In typical Palahniuk fashion, the story leaps about in an erratic and initially bewildering manner, but ultimately makes sense. Anna Fields executes a brilliant performance through Shannon's first-person narrative. Her smooth and stable tone leads listeners through this deliciously chaotic tale. When Shannon speaks, Fields proves both amusing and impressive. Her magnificent performance only adds to Palahniuk's story. Norton paperback (Reviews, July 5, 1999). (Feb.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

"Chuck Palahniuk's stories don't unfold. They hurtle headlong, changing lanes in threes and banging off the guard rails of modern fiction. This time he has really done it. ?Invisible Monsters? makes... ?Fight Club?... seem like a leisurely buggy ride." -- James Sullivan - San Francisco Chronicle "A harrowing, perverse, laugh-aloud funny rocket ride of catastrophes... Gutsy, terse, and cunning, ?Invisible Monsters ?may emerge as Palahniuk's strongest book." -- Greg Berkman - Seattle Times "[A] stylish, bitchy beach read." -- Emily Jenkins - Village Voice "?Invisible Monsters could scare the tights off the ratings board... A wildly plotted, quick-read showcase of his hip, perverse humor and dark imagination." -- Steve Sullivan - Cityview "Palahniuk is either crazy or genius-his wildly inventive plotlines are from so far left field they might as well be lobbed from outer space; his language is quick and clever and impossibly honest and nasty (serrated, not graphic); his style-this time jumping through logical time like a nervous whippet-breaks all rules and conventions, like he never even learned them... Invisible Monsters ?is a soap opera wrapped in a mystery; an enigma swaddled in a Bret Easton Ellis nightmare." -- New City "Fast-paced... Everyone wants to be someone else, and in this hilarious book, they get the chance." -- Ted Loos - Out

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